The Healthy Connections Blog

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What is Leaky Gut Syndrome and Why Does it Occur?

Leaky Gut can be a confusing condition, but it’s becoming more and more of an epidemic. Many of the causes and cures of Leaky Gut are widely debated, but the health field is becoming more aware of the condition and we are identifying ways to treat it. What is Leaky...

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Managing high homocysteine levels

You have probably heard of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. There are 20 amino acids, 9 of which are essential and obtained from the food we eat. The remaining 11 are nonessential and manufactured by our bodies. Homocysteine is a nonessential amino acid...

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RHR: How to “Hardwire Happiness,” with Dr. Rick Hanson

Do you ever feel stuck in anxious thought patterns? Or wonder why you can't stop worrying? Our brains are truly hardwired to notice the dangers in life - the anxious live to "eat lunch, not BE lunch." So it is in our best interest to notice things that can cause us...

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Oxidative Stress and the Power of Antioxidants

Why should I care about anti-oxidants? If you are on a functional path of healing, and looking to make changes in your lifestyle to optimize wellness, remember the Two Big Qs we ask: "What is too much" (that could be causing damage....like, too much oxidation- read...

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NUTRIENTS FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. and affect 18% of the U.S. population, which is about 40 million adults (National Institute of Mental Health). Most people turn to medications without realizing the benefit that can be had from...

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